True freshman running back Stephen Carr has been electric at times for the USC Trojans this season. Carr’s USC Trojans face Stanford at 5 p.m. PT on Friday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California for the Pac-12 championship.
Here’s what you need to know about Carr, the Trojans’ explosive tailback.
1. Carr was so good in his first 2 games that he was taking carries away from Ronald Jones II
After Carr’s first two games, where he rushed for nearly 200 yards, the Los Angeles Times questioned whether he was creating a problem for the Trojans. With Ronald Jones II as the lead back, the Times wondered whether or not Carr would be taking more carries away from Jones. Of course, this was a good problem to have.
2. Carr was one of the best high school running backs in 2016
In 2016, Carr ran for 2,123 yards on 233 carries with 31 TDs. He also caught 20 passes for 466 yards with 5 TDs. He also played on special teams and defense, returning 5 kickoffs for 170 yards, 4 punts for 83 yards and made 12 tackles.
3. Carr had his best game of the season against Stanford in Week 2
In Carr second career game, he rushed for 119 yards on 11 carries against Stanford in USC’s 42-24 victory at the Coliseum. It is the only game in his career in which he rushed for over 100 yards.
4. Carr missed 4 games this year due to injury
Known as a home run hitter for the Trojans, Carr missed 4 games this season with a foot injury. In those 4 games, USC went 3-1 and desperately missed his play making abilities. While Ronald Jones II is certainly USC’s best running back, Carr may be its most dynamic.
5. Carr has a cool nickname
Early on in his life, his family nicknamed him “Booda.”
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